Rumors fly fast, and while we still are wondering on how could this happen we couldn't pretend like we didn't know anything on that. Have you ever wondered on how would it be if an Audi R8 it had a Porsche Panamera S 2.9 litre twin-turbo engine on it?
Don't wonder too much, because we know you might have heard for a few times before about the R8 coming with a V6 option, but of course you couldn't believe it, just like we couldn't. But now, we have a good idea of which particular six-pot will end up nestling in the supercar’s engine bay. Expect a future entry-level R8 to use the twin turbo from the Porsche, cause it is real. The engine developed by Porsche and Audi will also be used on the future RS4, RS5 and RSQ5. The V6 R8 will arrive in 2018, and will prpbably be a massive seller in markets like China, thanks to vehicle taxation laws. Expect the output of the new R8 to be cranked closer to the 500bhp mark when it's used in Ingolstadt's hotter products.